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Get there early...

Get there early, sharpen your elbows and chuck British politeness out of the window. Alternatively... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom
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Reminiscent of the green trains in old day China

We took the scenic train from Ella to Nuwara Eliya. It's totally reminiscent of the green trains in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ella Railway Road, Ella 90090, Sri Lanka
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Understanding and being understood can be difficult. We traveled from Ella to Bandula just to experience the train. I understand the train can be very highly rated. I am sorry to say I do not agree. It was overcrowded and rough by 3rd class and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Laddie C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get there early, sharpen your elbows and chuck British politeness out of the window. Alternatively risk standing for 7 hours, on a beautiful, but hot, jolty train, squished in with tourists and locals alike. We were lucky, we arrived an hour before and got a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank epj123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the scenic train from Ella to Nuwara Eliya. It's totally reminiscent of the green trains in old day China, from the small scenic train station, to the punchable tickets, to the peddlers getting on and off in between stations. Brings back childhood memories.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mauruzou
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice and clean station, be early to catch a ticket and a nice seat. Schedule is shown outside of the station and keep your ticket, you need to show on your final destination, otherwise you have to pay a fine.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank resiak_c
Reviewed November 27, 2018

Place to get boarded on famous Ella-Kandy train ride. Nothing exceptional great, just cute little station with amazing hill views.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 376bhanut
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

The trains follow a very nice track around tea plantations. Also the people in the train station are quite friendly.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank shi_pp_er_zz
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

If you visit to ella little adam's peak,you want to travel by train journey and end to it ella railway station then you can achive your travel goals in sri lanka.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank sherry_dissa
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I wouldn't go all the way to Ella just to see this train station. However, since we were traveling from Kandy to Ella on the train, we had to go to this station. It is a very small quant little station with some English charm....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank The_Lankan
Reviewed August 12, 2018

... though you can start from there to go to Ella Rock or to the nine arches' bridge. This is just a station :-)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank papillon_vlinder
Reviewed July 24, 2018

It's a must. Super cute and picturesque like something out of a children's book. Beware, double check the dates on your train ticket.

Date of experience: July 2018
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November 15, 2018|
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Response from sherry_dissa | Reviewed this property |
Direct booking is most suitable.ticket open for booking 30 days befor.Fort,kandy,polgahawela,gampaha,maradana,nanuoya, those stations you can make ur ticket booking.
January 6, 2018|
Response from Rupesh B | Reviewed this property |
1. There are multiple trains at different times that you are can take on the route, so you are not limited by a specific train. The most popular timings of early morning obviously get booked in advance for the reserved... More